Definition of twitch grass in English:

Share this entry

twitch grass

noun

Another term for couch grass.
Example sentences
  • The buckwheat would rid the field of twitch grass for a few years.
  • Couch, scutch or twitch grass looks like just a tuft of any grass, but underneath the ground the roots spread quickly to colonise borders.
  • Often referred to as couch or twitch grass, quackgrass has a very broad blade and is difficult to control without killing the rest of the lawn.

Origin

Late 16th century: twitch, alteration of quitch.

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.